Chirp! Chirp! These Articles Are for the Birds

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To celebrate National Bird Day on Jan. 5, we gathered some of our favorite avian tales.

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The COVID-19 pandemic may have forced you to work (and play and entertain) at home to stay safe. It may have also given you a new appreciation for our free-flying feathery friends who seem to know no bounds, oblivious to the virus. In honor of National Bird Day on Jan. 5, 2022, we give you a special collection of bird-focused fact checks over the years, with a healthy dose of science and nerd research. Enjoy. And keep looking up!

The Tale of the Bird Foot Exam Responding to your college professor with a one-liner might not get you an A on...
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The Tale of the Bird Foot Exam
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Is This Colorful Bird Real? Some things may be of divine origin, but others are purely digital creations.
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Is This Colorful Bird Real?
FALSE: A Rare Red Owl A photograph purportedly showing a rare red owl with blue eyes is just the latest...
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FALSE: A Rare Red Owl